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A.H. Nickless Innovation Award competition schedule: 2023-2024

Phase One

Teams will submit two-page descriptions of their projects by the close of Phase One registration in late October. In late November, regional experts will choose up to 20 project abstracts to continue in the competition. The selected teams will each receive $1,000 to develop their projects and cover their expenses.

Phase Two

The teams chosen to move on to Phase Two will work on their project reports for the final submission deadline in late March. Projects will be presented and judged and winners will be announced during the Phase Two judging event in April.

Phase One – open enrollment begins Friday, September 1, 2023
Phase One – open enrollment closes 4 p.m. EDT Friday, October 27, 2023
Up to 20 teams chosen to move on to Phase Two Late November
Phase Two – $1,000 participation grants distributed Late November
Phase Two - final project submission period begins Friday, March 22, 2024 (approx.)
Phase Two – final project submission due 4 p.m. EDT Friday, March 29, 2024
Phase Two judging event – projects presented; winners announced

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Saginaw Valley State University